Mary Akua Ampomah

President and CEO, Global Alliance of Sickle Cell Disease Organisations (GASCDO)

Mary Akua Ampomah is a Clinical Psychologist by profession and a Lecturer at the School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana (UHAS). Prior to her new appointment with UHAS, she was serving the sickle cell community at the largest adolescent and adult sickle cell clinic in Ghana- Ghana Institute of Clinical Genetics, KBTH.

She holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ghana, Legon. She just completed her PhD program at the University of Ghana, Legon and awaiting graduation.

She is a strong advocate of people living with SCD globally. Her passion for advocacy in SCD stems from the loss of three close friends with SCD during her teenage years in Ghana. Her advocacy is strongly backed with evidence-based research in her role as Vice-President of the Korle-Bu chapter of the largest SCD patient organization in Ghana- Sickle Cell Association of Ghana (SCAG) and previously a Board Member and currently the president of Global Alliance of Sickle Cell Disease Organization (GASCDO). On the global level, she leads and serves the global sickle cell community to fulfil GASCDO’s vision and mission to eliminate any geographical inequality, stigmatization and treatment barriers.

Mary Akua Ampomah strongly believes that with culturally-sensitive and evidence-based education, and management and care, people living with SCD will live a better, longer and good quality of life irrespective of their geographical location.